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  • Sat, Jun 12, 2021

  • The Tulsa Tough Ride & Race is an annual three-day cycling festival designed to promote active lifestyles while showcasing the city of Tulsa. Tulsa Tough offers cycling activities for people of all abilities ranging from the 8-mile Townie Ride, to the Saturday and Sunday Gran Fondo with distances from 30-100 miles as well as criterium racing events.

    Where

    Various locations around downtown Tulsa View map

    Tulsa, OK, USA
  • Features Oklahoma’s largest contemporary craft show with nearly 800 booths of handmade, boutiques and gourmet food items including everything from jewelry and up-cycled furniture to clothing, home décor, handcrafted lotions & soaps and more. Vendors come from more than 20 states to sell their goods. Additionally, the Braum’s partnership allows Braum’s shoppers to redeem Fresh Market store receipts for free tickets to the 2020 Oklahoma shows. Complete details can be…

    Where

    OKC State Fair Park View map
    3001 General Pershing Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, 73107, OK, US
  • As Oklahoma's largest film festival and one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" according to MovieMaker Magazine, the deadCenter Film Festival offers the chance to see new short films, documentaries, comedies, scary monster movies and some of the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. deadCenter Film Festival is pleased to bring director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s music documentary Summer of Soul (...Or,…

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • Features a youth rodeo for the Edmond Round Up Club. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.

    Where

    Carle Benne Arena View map
    300 N Kelly Rd,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • RIVERSPORT is participating in USRowing’s National Learn to Row week by offering two dates for free Learn to Row lessons. Participants will start on ergs – land rowing machines – to learn the basic motion, then move to Oar Boards to get on the water. A new innovation in rowing, these specially-equipped paddleboards offer a stable platform for new rowers to practice the rowing stroke. Those interested in getting involved in…

    Where

    Lake Overholser & Chesapeake Boathouse View map
    3115 E Overholser Dr, 800 Riversport Dr
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Classes led by YMCA instructors.  are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Meet at the Devon Lawn. Bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. Want to receive email alerts when the yoga class moves indoors due to weather? Signup for Yogi-Mail. Email info@myriadgardens.org and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line.  

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The annual family-focused part of the film festival is returning with online streaming as well as select family-friendly outdoor screenings that are free and open to the public. The outdoor screenings includes the OKC Thunder Film, Pause the Game. All films are available via the festival's digital platform.

    Where

    Online & various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The Dodgers take the field against the Chihuahuas. Groups of 10 or more receive an OKC Dodgers hat and Braum's voucher for everyone in their group on Thursday and there will be post-game fireworks on Friday. Game times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, 2:05 p.m.

    Where

    Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark View map
    2 Mickey Mantle Dr,
    Oklahoma Cit, OK, US
  • The Endeavor Games are a nationally recognized competition that allows all athletes with physical disabilities to participate in a multi-sport event. The games also provide training clinics for aspiring athletes. The UCO Endeavor Games will feature a variety of sporting competitions for athletes of all ages and abilities. The games include 10 sports — archery, cycling, paratriathlon, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, table tennis, track and field, and wheelchair basketball.…

    Where

    University of Central Oklahoma View map
    100 N University Dr,
    Edmond, OK
  • Features a family-friendly, virtual walk benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City. You pick where, who you walk with, and when. This year’s walk will kick things off Saturday, June 12 at 8 a.m. and go through Sunday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Preregister.  

    Where

    Virtual View map

    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features live performances by local entertainers. Shows will take place on the Arena Stage located directly south of the splash pad and the Park House restaurant. Schedule: June 11 – Lucas Ross June 18 – Sugar Free Allstars July 2 – OKC Improv July 9 – Lyric Theatre July 16 – Wood Willow July 23 – Poetry & Chill Kids July 30 – RACE Dance Collective  

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features a 5K course with towers of a three-story water slide, trampolines and new obstacles as well as a day-long festival with mechanical bulls, music and more. The festival and games are free, no ticket required.

    Where

    Remington Park View map
    1 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a casual ride suitable for beginners, young riders and anyone who wants to join a group at a pace of 8-10 mph for about 11 miles with a stop for refreshments at a local donut shop.

    Where

    Will Roger Park View map
    NW 36th & Portland,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features 5K and rally walk. Attendees can also enjoy music and games. Benefits the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. Although there is no registration fee for this event, runners are encouraged to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause.

    Where

    Wheeler Ferris Wheel View map
    1701 S Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Where

    Bethany Library (outside) View map
    6700 NW 35th St,
    Bethany, 73008, OK, US
  • Enjoy free family fun during the museum's modified hours. Create a craft in their Makerspace, explore virtual and video exhibits, get your selfie in "Picture Yourself" and see new art and history exhibits. All ages welcome.

    Where

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame View map
    1400 Classen Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a community-friendly event with old-fashioned games and crafts, Dutch oven cooking and more.

    Where

    Pioneer Woman Museum View map
    701 Monument Road,
    Ponca City, 74604, OK, US
  • Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

    Where

    Commonplace Books View map
    1325 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a family-friendly community event with boat rides, kids' activities, live music, kids fishing tournament, scavenger hunt, self stations and more. Schedule: 11am–4pm: Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks (if you complete 4 stations of scavenger hunt) Seascouts Sailing Giveaways for Kids 12pm: Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Calypso Cove Marina, Free entry (up to 10 people) - Cash prize of $100 for winner 2pm: Cornhole Tournament

    Where

    Lake Thunderbird View map
    100 Calypso Cove Ave,
    Norman, 73026, OK, US
  • Features complimentary admission for the months of June & July. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

    Where

    Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art View map
    1900 W MacArthur St,
    Shawnee, OK, US
  • This award-winning festival features Native artisans and dancers. The dance showcase will feature elite Native American dancers. Guests can also enjoy the work of some of the nation’s most celebrated artists, take part in lectures, watch demonstrations and more. The annual parade and PowWow have been postponed until the fall of 2021. Schedule: Saturday Art Competition Awards, 8-9 am Art Market Open, 9am-7 pm Demonstrations and Activities, 1- 3 pm…

    Where

    Grand Event Center at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort View map
    777 Grand Casino Blvd,
    Shawnee, 74804, OK, US
  • Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Space is limited so guests can maintain social distancing.

    Where

    Full Circle Bookstore View map
    1900 NW Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features non-competitive bowling for the differently-abled, family & friends in a safe and fun environment. Ramps and bumpers are available.

    Where

    AMF Windsor Lanes View map
    4600 NW 23rd St,
    Oklahoma City,
  • Since 1973, the Symphony Show House has showcased the best in design while supporting the OKCPHIL and music education and community engagement. Public tours will be held from 11 am- 6 pm every day.  

    Where

    Symphony Show House - The Centennial House View map
    6700 N. Kelley Avenue,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Enjoy free, family-friendly activities at Bass Pro and Cabela’s. Gone Fishing Activities include: Free Catch-And-Release Ponds (or Casting Challenge): Kids can experience the excitement of fishing at in-store catch-and-release ponds (or casting challenges) and earn an FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) “First Fish Certificate” to celebrate the achievement (or Casting Certificate). 11 a.m.-4 p.m. local time) Free Fishing 101 Guide: Free copies of Nibbles & Bites teach the fundamentals of fishing and provide tips on…

    Where

    Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's View map
    200 Bass Pro Dr., 1200 W Memorial Rd
    Oklahoma City, 73104, OK, US
  • Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones. All ages welcome.

    Where

    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK, US
  • Features an afternoon of outdoor activities designed with a focus on healthy engagement for the entire family. June - Take a look at what’s growing in Oklahoma Contemporary’s new Art Garden! Join in on an afternoon of outdoor activities designed with nature in mind. Visitors will have the opportunity to create nature-inspired sun prints, learn natural paper dip dyeing and watch demoing artists dye fabrics with materials such as beets, flowers…

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Join Poetry and Chill OKC Kids for a weekly workshop (except July 3rd) with the Almonte Library. The workshop focuses on the importance of creative thinking and creative expression. Teens can join the workshop at any time to create a tale that demonstrates their expressions such as poetry, performances, stories, and spoken word. *Registration Required

    Where

    ZOOM View map

    Oklahoma Cit y, OK
  • Features live music and craft beer & cocktails on Saturdays in June, July & August. Schedule: June 12 • Superfreak June 19 • Drive June 26 • Hypnotic Duo July 3 • Superfreak July 10 • Stars July 17 • Avenue July 24 • Drive July 31 • After Party August 7 • Stars August 14 • Superfreak August 21 • Replay August 28 • Drive

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Adventures View map
    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Teens can join their peers in lively interactive conversation and navigate challenging topics facing our world today. Sessions will be held at the Oklahoma City National Memorial under the Survivor Tree every Tuesday in June. The sessions are geared toward teens (14-18 yrs) and will be facilitated by teens. It's free to participate but spots are limited. Preregister online.

    Where

    Oklahoma City National Memorial under the Survivor Tree View map
    620 N. Harvey Avenue,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features a concert with family-friendly live music at the historic Stockyards Central Event Center in Stockyards City. Seating is limited to 55 audience members per show. Concession items like popcorn, candy, and soda will be available for purchase during the show.

    Where

    Stockyards Central Event Center View map
    2312 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73108, OK, US
  • The Energy take on the Birmingham Legion FC. Celebrate Pride Night with the Energy. Matchday activities will include various displays of support for the LDBTQ+ community and special merchandise will also be available.

    Where

    Taft Stadium View map
    2631 N. May Ave.,
    Oklahoma City, 73107, OK, US
  • Honoring the journey of women in country music, Heartland celebrates the music and life stories of legendary songwriters including Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and others in this exciting symphonic experience. OKCPHIL's 2020-21 (re)IMAGINE(d) season incorporates an energizing 60-minute program presented without an intermission, a socially distanced setting both on and off stage, and paperless tickets and program books to help prevent the…

    Where

    Civic Center Music Hall View map
    201 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor concert series in the courtyard every Thursday.

    Where

    Parlor OKC View map
    11 NE 6th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Movies will be projected on the pump house of RIVERSPORT Rapids. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and watch fun films from the banks of the lower pond or rent a tube or raft to watch from the water. Must be 8 or older to float on the water. 2021 Movie Lineup: Friday, June 11 • Jumanji – The Next Level Friday, July 9 • Pirates of the Caribbean –…

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Rapids View map
    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US

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